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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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13,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
989 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$732K

2014

$774K

2015

$760K

2016

Number of Claims

14,013

2014

13,968

2015

13,993

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

210

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 641

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 25, 2016.
  • 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.