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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$538K

2014

$618K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

9,552

2014

9,776

2015

11,242

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.

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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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 711

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

223

patients, 29% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 23, 2017.
  • 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.