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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$419K

2014

$434K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

6,039

2014

6,357

2015

6,470

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

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SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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.