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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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12,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$564K

2014

$595K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

10,448

2014

10,656

2015

12,144

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 21, 2011.
  • 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.