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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$896K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

9,530

2014

10,026

2015

9,362

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
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

181

patients, 39% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

150

patients, 32% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 March 2, 2017.
  • 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.