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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,040 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$649K

2014

$717K

2015

$499K

2016

Number of Claims

14,220

2014

15,049

2015

9,465

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.

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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 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

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FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 Jan. 29, 2014.
  • 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.