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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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9,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$591K

2014

$669K

2015

$685K

2016

Number of Claims

9,161

2014

9,449

2015

9,417

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
METFORMIN HCL 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

108

patients, 25% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 Dec. 23, 2008.
  • 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.