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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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9,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$561K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$484K

2014

$527K

2015

$561K

2016

Number of Claims

8,803

2014

9,311

2015

9,876

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
SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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 June 5, 2015.
  • 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.