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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$664K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

7,969

2014

10,319

2015

12,102

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

116

patients, 37% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

91

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

VASCEPA 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

CRESTOR 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVAZA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

RESTASIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ULORIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CHOLESTYRAMINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

CREON 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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RAPAFLO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 11, 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.