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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$440K

2014

$607K

2015

$581K

2016

Number of Claims

6,052

2014

7,948

2015

8,085

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

134

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 1, 2008.
  • 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.