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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$488K

2014

$374K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

9,615

2014

7,373

2015

7,362

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
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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. 19, 2016.
  • 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.