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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$785K

2014

$930K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

15,436

2014

16,333

2015

11,502

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.

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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 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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NABUMETONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.