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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$485K

2014

$389K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

7,937

2014

6,899

2015

6,549

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 509

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

162

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

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 May 22, 2013.
  • 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.