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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$509K

2014

$496K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

6,485

2014

6,677

2015

7,326

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 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • 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.