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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$391K

2014

$414K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

7,570

2014

8,642

2015

10,589

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.

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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

MELOXICAM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

NAPROXEN 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ENDOCET 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 24, 2016.
  • 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.