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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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16,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$984K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,326

2014

18,236

2015

16,281

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.

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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 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

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 15, 2010.
  • 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.