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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$320K

2014

$457K

2015

$544K

2016

Number of Claims

5,300

2014

7,915

2015

9,551

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 656

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

212

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VIAGRA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

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 June 10, 2014.
  • 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.