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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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15,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$921K

2016

Number of Claims

15,648

2014

15,744

2015

15,589

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,041

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

P
MELOXICAM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P
PHENOBARBITAL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10
BACLOFEN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PHENYTOIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
DEPAKOTE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 23, 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.