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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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9,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$633K

2014

$641K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

9,132

2014

9,284

2015

9,600

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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. 15, 2012.
  • 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.