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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$597K

2014

$785K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

10,452

2014

10,253

2015

10,466

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 25, 2007.
  • 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.