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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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18,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$986K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$958K

2016

Number of Claims

16,484

2014

18,629

2015

18,026

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 957

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

171

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 O
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 28, 2007.
  • 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.