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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$466K

2014

$591K

2015

$473K

2016

Number of Claims

7,600

2014

8,762

2015

7,492

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VIMPAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 12, 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.