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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$178K

2014

$434K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

3,113

2014

7,245

2015

15,634

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.

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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 682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 Feb. 9, 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.