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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$778K

2014

$801K

2015

$827K

2016

Number of Claims

16,264

2014

15,209

2015

16,336

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 871

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P
LABETALOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 10, 2015.
  • 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.