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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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14,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$977K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

13,274

2014

13,308

2015

14,026

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
TIZANIDINE HCL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

190

patients, 36% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

132

patients, 25% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

178

patients, 33% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

141

patients, 26% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

144

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

139

patients, 26% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

NAPROXEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

132

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

148

patients, 28% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% 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 April 14, 2014.
  • 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.