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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$455K

2014

$455K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

10,159

2014

9,690

2015

9,963

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
SIMVASTATIN 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% 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 8, 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.