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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$801K

2014

$782K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

10,986

2014

11,613

2015

12,767

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

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AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% 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 May 1, 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.