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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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23,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$786K

2014

$741K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

17,873

2014

23,750

2015

23,575

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,032

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 843

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

MELOXICAM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA XR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GABITRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 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.