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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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15,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.07M

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

17,778

2014

17,327

2015

15,415

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 851

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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.