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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$593K

2014

$821K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

10,441

2014

13,164

2015

6,489

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CREON 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

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TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 5, 2009.
  • 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.