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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$295K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$424K

2014

$380K

2015

$295K

2016

Number of Claims

5,990

2014

6,060

2015

4,763

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 434

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

164

patients, 21% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 400

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 9, 2016.
  • 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.