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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$683K

2014

$667K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

10,221

2014

10,120

2015

10,172

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

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LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 16, 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.