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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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12,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$480K

2014

$544K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

11,023

2014

11,689

2015

12,191

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 Dec. 18, 2013.
  • 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.