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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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18,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$605K

2014

$749K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

13,318

2014

16,323

2015

18,134

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 948

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

110

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

109

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 8, 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.