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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$423K

2014

$423K

2015

$412K

2016

Number of Claims

9,286

2014

9,496

2015

10,081

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
OMEPRAZOLE 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 29, 2008.
  • 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.