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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$379K

2014

$443K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

6,209

2014

6,272

2015

5,958

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
LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 Aug. 25, 2008.
  • 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.