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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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14,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$871K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$860K

2014

$908K

2015

$871K

2016

Number of Claims

14,667

2014

14,889

2015

14,551

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 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 4, 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.