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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$217K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$283K

2014

$270K

2015

$217K

2016

Number of Claims

6,219

2014

6,237

2015

4,723

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.

10

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 294

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

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 May 16, 2012.
  • 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.