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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$884K

2014

$942K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

17,521

2014

18,991

2015

20,040

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
LISINOPRIL 895

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

134

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 882

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

130

patients, 28% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

126

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

144

patients, 31% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

CRESTOR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
GLYBURIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
EASY-TOUCH INSULIN SYRINGE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
EASY TOUCH* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

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 June 7, 2011.
  • 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.