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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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12,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$612K

2014

$751K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

13,876

2014

15,030

2015

12,716

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 785

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 April 27, 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.