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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

29,550

2014

29,505

2015

26,861

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,231

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

230

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,068

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

205

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,033

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

973

prescriptions.

195

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,011

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

221

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 955

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

190

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

166

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

138

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

137

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

141

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

172

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

XOPENEX HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 10, 2013.
  • 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.