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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$261K

2014

$235K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

9,014

2014

8,428

2015

8,149

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
SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

137

patients, 31% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 606

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

127

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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. 3, 2008.
  • 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.