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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$433K

2014

$451K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

6,642

2014

6,840

2015

6,346

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
OXYCODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 March 6, 2015.
  • 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.