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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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17,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$785K

2014

$830K

2015

$861K

2016

Number of Claims

17,338

2014

17,947

2015

17,676

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
SIMVASTATIN 802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
INVOKANA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 June 13, 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.