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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$451K

2014

$680K

2015

$875K

2016

Number of Claims

7,100

2014

10,193

2015

13,349

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 716

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

153

patients, 31% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVAZA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CREON 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% 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 Nov. 5, 2012.
  • 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.