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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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15,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$839K

2014

$901K

2015

$805K

2016

Number of Claims

15,032

2014

14,391

2015

15,323

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

129

patients, 26% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 21, 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.