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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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14,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$925K

2014

$874K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

15,041

2014

14,711

2015

14,134

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.

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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.

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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 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Sept. 13, 2010.
  • 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.