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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,365Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,082 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

17,983

2014

17,758

2015

16,365

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 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SULINDAC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BENICAR HCT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VASCEPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 June 2, 2011.
  • 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.