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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,944Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

23,213

2014

23,903

2015

23,944

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,003

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

115

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

MELOXICAM 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

NAPROXEN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

CELECOXIB 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP SWABS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10
UNIFINE PENTIPS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 27, 2011.
  • 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.