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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$902K

2016

Number of Claims

23,631

2014

22,342

2015

19,869

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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ULORIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A
BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

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 Oct. 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.