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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$360K

2014

$423K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

7,528

2014

8,496

2015

6,093

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 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

94

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% 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 Nov. 28, 2017.
  • 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.