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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.08M

2014

$969K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

17,754

2014

15,687

2015

16,309

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Dec. 21, 2007.
  • 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.