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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$500K

2014

$460K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

8,742

2014

8,410

2015

7,370

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 943

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 861

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 855

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 569

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

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 Aug. 13, 2009.
  • 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.