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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$716K

2014

$715K

2015

$723K

2016

Number of Claims

19,771

2014

19,491

2015

16,028

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
OMEPRAZOLE 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VIAGRA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CIALIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.