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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,290Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$806K

2014

$830K

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

10,575

2014

11,528

2015

12,290

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

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 27, 2015.
  • 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.