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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$625K

2014

$838K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

11,206

2014

13,030

2015

14,174

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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DICYCLOMINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

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 May 27, 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.