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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$347K

2014

$348K

2015

$346K

2016

Number of Claims

7,997

2014

8,861

2015

8,648

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
SIMVASTATIN 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

181

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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CEFDINIR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% 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 April 10, 2009.
  • 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.