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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
989 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$838K

2014

$937K

2015

$966K

2016

Number of Claims

16,067

2014

17,871

2015

18,682

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

208

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 759

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 7, 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.