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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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18,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$626K

2014

$696K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

17,822

2014

17,452

2015

18,111

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
SIMVASTATIN 902

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

190

patients, 24% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 8, 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.