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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$946K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

12,999

2014

14,789

2015

14,609

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,340

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,266

prescriptions.

194

patients, 38% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 897

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

121

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 707

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VIREAD 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 24, 2014.
  • 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.