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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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14,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$665K

2014

$706K

2015

$806K

2016

Number of Claims

12,368

2014

12,324

2015

14,337

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 660

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

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 Aug. 13, 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.