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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
947 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$688K

2014

$780K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

18,250

2014

19,609

2015

20,163

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.

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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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,184

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

225

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,088

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

970

prescriptions.

243

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 951

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

213

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 March 14, 2014.
  • 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.