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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

8,774

2014

8,615

2015

8,620

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 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

SENSIPAR 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

97

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

VELPHORO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10
RENVELA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

METOLAZONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PROSOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ULTRA COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10
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 Sept. 19, 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.