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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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19,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$531K

2014

$519K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

16,720

2014

18,579

2015

19,606

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,275

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

181

patients, 29% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,079

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 995

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PADS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% 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.