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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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9,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$373K

2014

$533K

2015

$640K

2016

Number of Claims

6,666

2014

7,952

2015

9,341

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
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 April 22, 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.