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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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10,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$558K

2014

$563K

2015

$592K

2016

Number of Claims

10,535

2014

10,841

2015

10,885

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 Oct. 25, 2007.
  • 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.