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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$826K

2014

$707K

2015

$736K

2016

Number of Claims

16,616

2014

15,098

2015

14,268

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.

P

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,004

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

965

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

181

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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.