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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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17,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$720K

2014

$696K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

17,037

2014

15,890

2015

17,516

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.

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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.

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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 811

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 765

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 20, 2017.
  • 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.