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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$350K

2014

$529K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

7,780

2014

11,035

2015

12,950

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 664

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

182

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 27, 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.