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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$758K

2014

$939K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

15,227

2014

18,754

2015

17,958

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 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 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 Feb. 2, 2016.
  • 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.