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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$793K

2014

$828K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

12,921

2014

12,432

2015

12,263

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.

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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 774

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 April 30, 2012.
  • 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.