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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$663K

2014

$682K

2015

$749K

2016

Number of Claims

13,200

2014

14,035

2015

14,911

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

196

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 May 20, 2014.
  • 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.