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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$617K

2014

$567K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

12,418

2014

11,780

2015

10,783

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 747

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

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 Jan. 31, 2011.
  • 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.