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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
879 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$972K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

12,807

2014

13,332

2015

12,675

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 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 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.