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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$602K

2014

$588K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

9,797

2014

9,684

2015

9,825

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

203

patients, 36% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 11, 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.