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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$646K

2014

$596K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

12,589

2014

11,444

2015

11,201

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.

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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 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
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. 31, 2011.
  • 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.