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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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32,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$624K

2014

$640K

2015

$685K

2016

Number of Claims

23,790

2014

31,402

2015

32,496

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,768

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,681

prescriptions.

300

patients, 39% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,716

prescriptions.

193

patients, 25% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 1,587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,548

prescriptions.

182

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,400

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,234

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 1,254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,169

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 1,163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,149

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VIAGRA 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZONATATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIGAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
PENTOXIFYLLINE 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 March 3, 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.