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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$578K

2014

$575K

2015

$536K

2016

Number of Claims

10,804

2014

11,334

2015

11,563

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.

10

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 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
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 1, 2010.
  • 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.