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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$266K

2014

$239K

2015

$243K

2016

Number of Claims

6,379

2014

6,066

2015

5,834

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 376

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 322

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 4, 2010.
  • 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.