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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$599K

2014

$622K

2015

$632K

2016

Number of Claims

13,762

2014

14,551

2015

14,264

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 826

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

161

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

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 May 17, 2012.
  • 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.