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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$730K

2014

$853K

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

5,762

2014

5,743

2015

6,654

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
SYNTHROID 506

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

68

patients, 48% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 39% of all patients

10
ZETIA 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

INVOKANA 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 20% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

LYRICA 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 17% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

ONGLYZA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 July 21, 2011.
  • 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.