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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$833K

2014

$956K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

14,701

2014

14,255

2015

14,771

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 19, 2017.
  • 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.