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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$276K

2014

$377K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

6,021

2014

7,658

2015

7,632

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 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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.