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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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10,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$665K

2014

$736K

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

9,967

2014

10,051

2015

10,773

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 580

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.