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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$337K

2014

$330K

2015

$330K

2016

Number of Claims

7,545

2014

7,442

2015

8,378

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
OMEPRAZOLE 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

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ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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. 25, 2009.
  • 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.