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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$425K

2014

$455K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

13,420

2014

13,831

2015

13,360

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
LISINOPRIL 1,126

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 885

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 811

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 779

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 July 22, 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.