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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$746K

2014

$864K

2015

$809K

2016

Number of Claims

11,465

2014

11,974

2015

11,440

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 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 July 17, 2017.
  • 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.