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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$394K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$373K

2014

$415K

2015

$394K

2016

Number of Claims

8,299

2014

9,031

2015

9,124

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
SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

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MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 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.