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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$738K

2014

$708K

2015

$704K

2016

Number of Claims

14,962

2014

15,472

2015

16,433

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 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.