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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$906K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$741K

2014

$738K

2015

$906K

2016

Number of Claims

9,457

2014

9,773

2015

11,528

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 979

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

179

patients, 24% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Oct. 17, 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.