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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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19,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

20,669

2014

20,938

2015

19,721

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
CARVEDILOL 1,202

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

207

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 973

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

185

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 936

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

193

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ETODOLAC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 29, 2008.
  • 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.