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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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14,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$563K

2014

$603K

2015

$726K

2016

Number of Claims

14,090

2014

15,307

2015

14,894

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DULERA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 19, 2015.
  • 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.