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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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14,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$821K

2014

$869K

2015

$787K

2016

Number of Claims

14,588

2014

14,047

2015

14,878

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.

10

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 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O
JANTOVEN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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. 11, 2009.
  • 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.