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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$445K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

12,289

2014

12,882

2015

12,734

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% 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 May 8, 2014.
  • 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.