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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$603K

2014

$707K

2015

$432K

2016

Number of Claims

8,491

2014

9,652

2015

5,812

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% 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 Sept. 29, 2014.
  • 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.