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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$435K

2014

$487K

2015

$629K

2016

Number of Claims

9,007

2014

8,402

2015

9,552

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
LISINOPRIL 529

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.