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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$845K

2014

$986K

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

10,098

2014

11,384

2015

12,250

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

NEXIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CREON 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUMET 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% 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 June 23, 2010.
  • 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.