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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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9,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$689K

2014

$707K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

11,301

2014

10,039

2015

9,407

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
METFORMIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

127

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

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 Sept. 15, 2016.
  • 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.