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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$549K

2014

$639K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

7,950

2014

9,252

2015

7,827

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
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKAMET 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 8, 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.