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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

15,327

2014

15,842

2015

15,345

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

109

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 June 13, 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.