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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
239 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$575K

2014

$993K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

9,691

2014

10,221

2015

7,663

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

80

patients, 33% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

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 Aug. 27, 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.