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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$411K

2014

$388K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

8,241

2014

7,656

2015

8,415

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 May 17, 2012.
  • 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.