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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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14,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$847K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$871K

2014

$765K

2015

$847K

2016

Number of Claims

17,301

2014

14,759

2015

14,368

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 706

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

62

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

XARELTO 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LUMIGAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 11, 2015.
  • 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.