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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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13,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$646K

2014

$755K

2015

$939K

2016

Number of Claims

11,992

2014

12,706

2015

13,823

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
FUROSEMIDE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

122

patients, 27% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% 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. 16, 2018.
  • 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.