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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$590K

2014

$709K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

9,271

2014

10,161

2015

9,932

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.

10

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 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 22, 2008.
  • 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.