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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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17,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$885K

2014

$921K

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

18,455

2014

18,470

2015

17,407

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 947

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 10, 2014.
  • 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.