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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$831K

2014

$963K

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

14,091

2014

14,511

2015

14,176

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.

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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 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% 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 July 8, 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.