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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$388K

2014

$361K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

7,233

2014

6,811

2015

7,254

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 28, 2008.
  • 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.