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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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11,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$791K

2014

$783K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

11,602

2014

11,664

2015

11,655

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 6, 2010.
  • 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.