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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$178K

2014

$383K

2015

$550K

2016

Number of Claims

3,130

2014

6,900

2015

9,293

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.