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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$631K

2014

$656K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

10,498

2014

11,267

2015

12,826

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.

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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 804

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 Dec. 12, 2007.
  • 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.