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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$734K

2014

$794K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

13,523

2014

13,295

2015

14,284

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 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

214

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

181

patients, 28% of all patients

PREDNISONE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

222

patients, 35% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 8, 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.