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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$970K

2014

$977K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

14,220

2014

14,360

2015

13,845

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CREON 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.