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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$134K

2014

$563K

2015

$812K

2016

Number of Claims

3,764

2014

10,388

2015

9,975

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
LISINOPRIL 634

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

222

patients, 37% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

179

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

166

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

185

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

173

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

JANUVIA 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 2, 2012.
  • 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.