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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$776K

2014

$917K

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

12,578

2014

15,608

2015

16,986

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 July 30, 2013.
  • 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.