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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$410K

2014

$431K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

9,112

2014

8,571

2015

8,486

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 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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 May 16, 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.