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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$388K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$583K

2014

$389K

2015

$388K

2016

Number of Claims

8,997

2014

6,252

2015

5,518

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

114

patients, 33% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

101

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 Oct. 17, 2016.
  • 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.