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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$403K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$426K

2014

$421K

2015

$403K

2016

Number of Claims

9,733

2014

8,602

2015

8,000

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
SIMVASTATIN 442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 Aug. 27, 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.