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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$444K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

$418K

2014

$421K

2015

$444K

2016

Number of Claims

11,517

2014

9,830

2015

8,055

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
LOVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.