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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$749K

2014

$856K

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

11,035

2014

12,493

2015

12,875

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.

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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 815

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCONTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Feb. 7, 2017.
  • 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.