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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$294K

2014

$277K

2015

$308K

2016

Number of Claims

7,362

2014

7,433

2015

6,852

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 503

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

71

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 11, 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.