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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$228K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$341K

2014

$332K

2015

$228K

2016

Number of Claims

7,615

2014

8,394

2015

6,367

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% 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 June 18, 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.