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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$439K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$536K

2014

$568K

2015

$439K

2016

Number of Claims

9,928

2014

9,199

2015

5,282

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

61

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% 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 Nov. 23, 2009.
  • 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.