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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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14,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$529K

2014

$598K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

10,787

2014

12,771

2015

14,143

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
OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 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 June 5, 2015.
  • 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.