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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$645K

2014

$616K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

16,845

2014

16,323

2015

15,294

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

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 Dec. 3, 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.