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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$268K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$257K

2014

$242K

2015

$268K

2016

Number of Claims

6,661

2014

6,099

2015

6,332

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
SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 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.