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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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12,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$479K

2014

$472K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

9,416

2014

9,718

2015

12,313

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
OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 15, 2014.
  • 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.