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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,189Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

18,329

2014

17,440

2015

17,189

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 16, 2015.
  • 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.