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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$243K

2014

$407K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

4,986

2014

8,662

2015

12,898

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 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

JANTOVEN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • 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.