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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$265K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$280K

2014

$296K

2015

$265K

2016

Number of Claims

6,258

2014

6,796

2015

5,909

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

61

patients, 29% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

ENDOCET 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
NIFEDICAL XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 8, 2016.
  • 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.