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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$583K

2014

$620K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

9,452

2014

9,553

2015

8,356

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

130

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.