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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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15,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$812K

2014

$722K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

17,017

2014

16,174

2015

15,044

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.

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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.

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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 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

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NIFEDICAL XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 26, 2017.
  • 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.