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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$458K

2014

$491K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

11,966

2014

11,818

2015

10,736

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 4, 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.