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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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13,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$591K

2014

$654K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

11,442

2014

12,645

2015

13,312

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
ALPRAZOLAM 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 Feb. 23, 2017.
  • 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.