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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,276Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,056 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

16,052

2014

18,795

2015

19,276

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 972

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 785

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NASONEX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 Feb. 10, 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.