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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$501K

2014

$521K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

7,337

2014

7,664

2015

7,415

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
ATENOLOL 455

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

VYTORIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

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TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% 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 Dec. 4, 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.