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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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15,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$845K

2014

$808K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

18,509

2014

17,613

2015

15,737

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
SIMVASTATIN 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 28, 2010.
  • 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.