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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$565K

2014

$620K

2015

$573K

2016

Number of Claims

17,134

2014

14,694

2015

10,866

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
OMEPRAZOLE 700

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

190

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

230

patients, 35% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

197

patients, 30% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

171

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

154

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

SYNTHROID 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMALOG 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KENALOG-40 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 10, 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.