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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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13,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,885

2014

17,070

2015

13,707

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 788

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

147

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

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 17, 2018.
  • 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.