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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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13,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

12,745

2014

13,946

2015

13,791

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.

10

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 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LACTULOSE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOXYL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FORTEO 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 5, 2017.
  • 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.