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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$930K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$722K

2014

$856K

2015

$930K

2016

Number of Claims

9,985

2014

9,949

2015

10,172

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.

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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

127

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

204

patients, 37% of all patients

A
AZELASTINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

NAPROXEN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 2, 2010.
  • 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.