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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$836K

2014

$961K

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

9,834

2014

9,668

2015

10,590

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
VASCEPA 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TRADJENTA 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PROLIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

CELECOXIB 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Jan. 13, 2009.
  • 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.