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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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17,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$591K

2014

$532K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

13,643

2014

13,234

2015

17,771

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 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 5, 2013.
  • 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.