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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$474K

2014

$569K

2015

$641K

2016

Number of Claims

5,868

2014

7,027

2015

7,135

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.

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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.

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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 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Feb. 18, 2014.
  • 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.