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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$597K

2014

$562K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

10,391

2014

10,828

2015

10,531

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 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

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 Nov. 3, 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.