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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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10,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$467K

2014

$554K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

5,520

2014

8,936

2015

10,881

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.

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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 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

219

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

190

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

177

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

188

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

162

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% 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. 25, 2013.
  • 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.