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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$682K

2014

$710K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

10,793

2014

10,611

2015

10,381

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 24, 2010.
  • 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.