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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$407K

2014

$418K

2015

$381K

2016

Number of Claims

7,682

2014

7,485

2015

7,830

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 498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

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 Jan. 19, 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.