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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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13,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$634K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$526K

2014

$564K

2015

$634K

2016

Number of Claims

13,137

2014

12,705

2015

13,586

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
OMEPRAZOLE 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 17, 2018.
  • 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.