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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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16,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$1.88M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

19,127

2014

17,414

2015

16,332

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.

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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
METFORMIN HCL 856

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

272

patients, 35% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

181

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

185

patients, 24% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

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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, 2008.
  • 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.