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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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17,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$788K

2014

$768K

2015

$693K

2016

Number of Claims

19,458

2014

18,105

2015

17,457

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 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

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 Aug. 26, 2013.
  • 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.