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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$829K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

10,315

2014

12,377

2015

10,903

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
METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% 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 June 15, 2016.
  • 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.