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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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16,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$712K

2014

$843K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

13,839

2014

15,213

2015

16,309

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 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 775

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 26, 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.