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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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17,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$934K

2014

$932K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

16,184

2014

16,832

2015

17,243

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

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 March 19, 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.