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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$684K

2014

$783K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

14,131

2014

15,359

2015

16,959

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
METFORMIN HCL 957

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ULORIC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOSOL-HC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 16, 2017.
  • 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.