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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
237 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$514K

2014

$727K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

11,950

2014

13,639

2015

13,500

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

75

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

63

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

64

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

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MIRTAZAPINE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P
EXELON 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

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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 22, 2013.
  • 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.