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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$577K

2014

$557K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

11,600

2014

11,314

2015

10,664

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 March 19, 2015.
  • 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.