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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$968K

2014

$986K

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

13,483

2014

14,469

2015

14,362

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 811

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

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DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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. 12, 2018.
  • 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.