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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$268K

2014

$258K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

6,096

2014

5,883

2015

6,940

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
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 A
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.