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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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14,610Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$652K

2014

$789K

2015

$890K

2016

Number of Claims

10,939

2014

14,088

2015

14,610

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 March 3, 2014.
  • 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.