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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$558K

2014

$527K

2015

$519K

2016

Number of Claims

13,843

2014

12,904

2015

13,546

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 5, 2015.
  • 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.