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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$185K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$216K

2014

$199K

2015

$185K

2016

Number of Claims

6,093

2014

5,539

2015

5,518

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 419

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

81

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

81

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

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.