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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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15,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$843K

2014

$880K

2015

$861K

2016

Number of Claims

16,268

2014

16,367

2015

15,761

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 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEFDINIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 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.