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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$558K

2014

$384K

2015

$226K

2016

Number of Claims

21,368

2014

14,949

2015

11,738

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRONOLACTONE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 May 6, 2014.
  • 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.