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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$465K

2014

$447K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

8,884

2014

8,819

2015

9,270

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.

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 July 2, 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.