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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
832 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$645K

2014

$656K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

9,485

2014

10,168

2015

10,780

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 711

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

194

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 July 15, 2011.
  • 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.