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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$662K

2014

$788K

2015

$889K

2016

Number of Claims

12,381

2014

12,894

2015

13,678

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.

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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 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 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. 14, 2010.
  • 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.