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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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16,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$872K

2014

$796K

2015

$851K

2016

Number of Claims

16,374

2014

16,474

2015

16,040

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 P
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 8, 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.