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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$455K

2014

$529K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

6,082

2014

6,573

2015

6,693

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Feb. 9, 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.