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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$360K

2014

$392K

2015

$377K

2016

Number of Claims

8,028

2014

8,664

2015

8,141

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.