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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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14,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$613K

2014

$647K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

13,772

2014

14,786

2015

14,810

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.

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
LISINOPRIL 787

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 784

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

199

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 24, 2012.
  • 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.