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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$240K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
238 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$193K

2014

$226K

2015

$240K

2016

Number of Claims

3,684

2014

4,169

2015

4,742

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

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 Dec. 24, 2009.
  • 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.