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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$475K

2014

$581K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

10,551

2014

12,686

2015

13,142

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
SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

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 July 19, 2013.
  • 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.