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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$303K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$337K

2014

$300K

2015

$303K

2016

Number of Claims

9,465

2014

8,953

2015

8,415

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 March 18, 2008.
  • 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.