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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$461K

2014

$462K

2015

$350K

2016

Number of Claims

9,606

2014

8,718

2015

7,201

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
FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 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.