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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$547K

2014

$516K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

11,607

2014

11,286

2015

10,898

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

162

patients, 40% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

98

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
CITALOPRAM HBR 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 Dec. 31, 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.