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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$358K

2014

$401K

2015

$372K

2016

Number of Claims

6,771

2014

7,291

2015

7,056

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Oct. 15, 2011.
  • 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.