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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

7,937

2014

7,308

2015

7,335

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NORVIR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PREZISTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 April 20, 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.