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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$460K

2014

$502K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

8,548

2014

9,240

2015

8,906

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

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CHLORTHALIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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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. 28, 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.