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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$454K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$333K

2014

$385K

2015

$454K

2016

Number of Claims

5,891

2014

6,238

2015

6,897

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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.