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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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18,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.04M

2014

$894K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

23,814

2014

20,131

2015

18,465

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
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 June 10, 2011.
  • 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.