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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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11,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$527K

2014

$523K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

10,719

2014

11,304

2015

11,925

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
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 Oct. 13, 2014.
  • 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.