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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
325 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

$327K

2014

$301K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

7,280

2014

6,670

2015

6,488

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
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% 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 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.