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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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16,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,018 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$934K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

13,822

2014

14,960

2015

16,605

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 992

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL 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 Feb. 8, 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.