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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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14,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$884K

2014

$941K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

17,125

2014

16,540

2015

14,978

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
FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P
BUMETANIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTOP 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMIFLU 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LOPERAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 18, 2009.
  • 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.