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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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19,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

21,569

2014

20,313

2015

19,101

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,012

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

123

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

P
GENERLAC 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

141

patients, 37% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PROTONIX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% 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. 20, 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.