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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 170 providers in this state and specialty

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 170 providers in this state and specialty

222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Alaska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 222 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 222 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$690K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$974K

2016

Number of Claims

7,625

2014

8,547

2015

8,254

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

11 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

12 47
OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

14 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

17 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 48
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

23 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 52
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

25 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

27 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

30 43
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

30 69
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

33 37
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

35 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

35 30
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

39 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 39 88
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 42 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

44 34
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 54
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

46 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

47 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

48 91
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 Aug. 23, 2011.
  • 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.