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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$527K

2014

$544K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

17,140

2014

15,361

2015

13,495

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,112

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

144

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 895

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

155

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 780

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 March 1, 2018.
  • 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.