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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
62% 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

$539K

2014

$510K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

14,523

2014

13,102

2015

12,406

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 922

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

214

patients, 46% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 891

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

244

patients, 53% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 870

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

196

patients, 42% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 809

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

166

patients, 36% of all patients

MELOXICAM 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

235

patients, 51% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

161

patients, 35% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 661

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

142

patients, 31% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

153

patients, 33% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

PREDNISONE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

161

patients, 35% of all patients

CREON 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

133

patients, 29% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% 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 Nov. 18, 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.