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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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14,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$879K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$811K

2014

$911K

2015

$879K

2016

Number of Claims

14,614

2014

15,049

2015

14,497

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 919

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

194

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 877

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

194

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 July 16, 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.