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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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18,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$805K

2014

$814K

2015

$833K

2016

Number of Claims

19,637

2014

18,446

2015

18,253

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.

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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
METFORMIN HCL 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.