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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$790K

2014

$763K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

17,373

2014

15,933

2015

16,437

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
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 June 17, 2009.
  • 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.