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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$341K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$410K

2014

$417K

2015

$341K

2016

Number of Claims

8,019

2014

7,643

2015

6,640

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 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

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 Oct. 5, 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.