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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$97.7K

2014

$159K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

1,169

2014

1,741

2015

9,933

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
FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

76

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

100

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTOP 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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 April 22, 2014.
  • 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.