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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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17,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$884K

2014

$944K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

15,525

2014

16,327

2015

17,673

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 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 801

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 776

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 18, 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.