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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$796K

2014

$858K

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

17,104

2014

17,639

2015

18,230

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 13, 2013.
  • 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.