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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$978K

2014

$828K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

16,102

2014

13,374

2015

8,242

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 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 Nov. 22, 2016.
  • 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.