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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$391K

2014

$495K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

5,232

2014

6,612

2015

8,487

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
ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 1, 2011.
  • 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.