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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,494Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$473K

2014

$471K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

7,291

2014

7,372

2015

7,494

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 July 13, 2012.
  • 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.