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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$345K

2014

$422K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

8,681

2014

10,080

2015

9,836

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

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 Oct. 12, 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.