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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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12,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$783K

2014

$831K

2015

$823K

2016

Number of Claims

13,217

2014

13,367

2015

12,446

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

TEGRETOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O
DEPAKOTE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NALTREXONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
THIORIDAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VYTORIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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.