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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$258K

2014

$224K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

4,315

2014

4,125

2015

4,670

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 352

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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. 2, 2016.
  • 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.