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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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12,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$758K

2014

$826K

2015

$790K

2016

Number of Claims

10,719

2014

11,778

2015

12,142

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 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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. 11, 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.