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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$320K

2014

$404K

2015

$306K

2016

Number of Claims

6,478

2014

6,929

2015

5,903

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
OMEPRAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 Jan. 15, 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.