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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$624K

2014

$695K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

13,011

2014

13,430

2015

12,890

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.

P

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 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VYTORIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 June 1, 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.