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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
216 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$525K

2014

$467K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

11,999

2014

12,150

2015

9,908

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 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

61

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

55

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 17, 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.