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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$451K

2014

$396K

2015

$376K

2016

Number of Claims

8,848

2014

8,548

2015

8,222

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

COUMADIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 Jan. 31, 2018.
  • 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.