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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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17,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$38.7K

2014

$104K

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

880

2014

1,901

2015

17,860

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 1,270

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,197

prescriptions.

216

patients, 44% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,267

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,226

prescriptions.

216

patients, 44% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 942

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

160

patients, 33% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

131

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

153

patients, 31% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

CRESTOR 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

ATENOLOL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

129

patients, 26% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

128

patients, 26% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

VOLTAREN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

138

patients, 28% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

VASCEPA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

JENTADUETO 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUMET XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

AZOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

PATADAY 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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BRILINTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROCTOZONE-HC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 13, 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.