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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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22,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,043 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$697K

2014

$772K

2015

$745K

2016

Number of Claims

23,218

2014

23,135

2015

22,280

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,253

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,251

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,185

prescriptions.

226

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,203

prescriptions.

217

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,133

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 813

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

252

patients, 24% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
K-TAB ER 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

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. 22, 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.