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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$406K

2014

$406K

2015

$379K

2016

Number of Claims

5,854

2014

6,638

2015

6,289

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

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FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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. 25, 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.