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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$397K

2014

$418K

2015

$404K

2016

Number of Claims

6,230

2014

6,615

2015

6,413

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 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 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 May 1, 2014.
  • 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.