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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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12,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$870K

2014

$817K

2015

$782K

2016

Number of Claims

14,202

2014

14,151

2015

12,725

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 756

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

191

patients, 51% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

180

patients, 49% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 718

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

168

patients, 45% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

114

patients, 31% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

115

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

TRADJENTA 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

SULINDAC 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

QVAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

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RALOXIFENE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ULORIC 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 13, 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.