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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$185K

2014

$304K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

3,653

2014

5,399

2015

6,350

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

94

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 24, 2015.
  • 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.