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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$367K

2014

$368K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

9,078

2014

9,218

2015

8,555

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,045

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

171

patients, 41% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Aug. 29, 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.