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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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9,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$525K

2014

$577K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

7,240

2014

8,120

2015

9,453

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 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZAFIRLUKAST 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 30, 2010.
  • 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.