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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$390K

2014

$455K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

8,881

2014

9,802

2015

11,130

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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JANTOVEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 9, 2011.
  • 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.