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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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14,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$998K

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

11,520

2014

13,322

2015

14,342

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
CRESTOR 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

DEXILANT 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

TRADJENTA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.