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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$381K

2014

$454K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

9,431

2014

10,000

2015

14,591

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
SIMVASTATIN 806

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

116

patients, 31% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 775

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

124

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SULINDAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 2, 2017.
  • 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.