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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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17,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$747K

2014

$782K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

15,770

2014

16,649

2015

17,269

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 910

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NYAMYC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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EXELON 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE 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 Jan. 14, 2011.
  • 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.