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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$774K

2014

$821K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

18,046

2014

18,309

2015

18,586

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 1,086

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

161

patients, 34% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

113

patients, 24% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

172

patients, 37% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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FLUCONAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 3, 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.