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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$695K

2014

$703K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

10,301

2014

9,525

2015

9,414

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 620

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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.