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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$834K

2014

$903K

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

14,340

2014

14,971

2015

15,654

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 837

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

205

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

153

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 743

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 May 16, 2012.
  • 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.