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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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10,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$409K

2014

$490K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

7,571

2014

8,561

2015

10,037

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 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 30, 2012.
  • 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.