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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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14,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$472K

2014

$552K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

13,947

2014

14,578

2015

14,021

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 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

JANTOVEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 Feb. 15, 2011.
  • 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.