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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$502K

2014

$572K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

7,687

2014

8,255

2015

9,281

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 July 9, 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.