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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$546K

2014

$538K

2015

$632K

2016

Number of Claims

10,984

2014

10,142

2015

10,893

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 June 30, 2011.
  • 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.