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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$517K

2014

$465K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

11,080

2014

11,004

2015

10,875

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.

P

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 16, 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.