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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$326K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$257K

2014

$257K

2015

$326K

2016

Number of Claims

6,460

2014

7,105

2015

9,693

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 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.