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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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17,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$868K

2014

$865K

2015

$925K

2016

Number of Claims

17,285

2014

16,446

2015

17,333

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 809

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

A
VESICARE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 June 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.