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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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15,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$27.1K

2014

$225K

2015

$340K

2016

Number of Claims

928

2014

8,139

2015

15,546

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 901

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 859

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZONATATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VIAGRA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 23, 2015.
  • 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.