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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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15,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$746K

2014

$681K

2015

$765K

2016

Number of Claims

14,657

2014

14,150

2015

15,008

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 922

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ETODOLAC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 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 Dec. 27, 2010.
  • 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.