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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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15,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$900K

2014

$785K

2015

$717K

2016

Number of Claims

21,017

2014

18,301

2015

15,808

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
FUROSEMIDE 950

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

96

patients, 27% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

88

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRISTIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 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 March 23, 2017.
  • 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.