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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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13,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in District of Columbia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 289 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$293K

2014

$509K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

4,231

2014

7,542

2015

13,262

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

106

patients, 31% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
RANEXA 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

5 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
CARVEDILOL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

8 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

13 34
PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
JANUVIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 61
OXYCODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 73
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

28 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 66
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

33 22
AMITIZA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 34 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 83
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 67
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

39 86
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 88
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 42 89
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 43 62
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 91
SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 6
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 46 36
VICTOZA 3-PAK 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 93
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 94
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 19
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 101
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 56 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 56 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 108
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 59 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 23
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 112
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

60 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

63 75
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 29, 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.