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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$945K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$807K

2014

$864K

2015

$945K

2016

Number of Claims

12,078

2014

12,209

2015

12,625

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 832

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

203

patients, 40% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VYTORIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 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.