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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,260Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$359K

2014

$447K

2015

$338K

2016

Number of Claims

8,051

2014

7,825

2015

6,260

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

119

patients, 37% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ULTRA COMFORT* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 10, 2011.
  • 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.