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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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14,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$582K

2014

$633K

2015

$759K

2016

Number of Claims

9,277

2014

9,661

2015

14,194

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 A
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PINDOLOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 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.