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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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20,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$838K

2014

$863K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

22,631

2014

23,741

2015

20,871

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
TRAMADOL HCL 948

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

232

patients, 36% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 826

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 16, 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.