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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$408K

2015

$376K

2016

Number of Claims

9,865

2014

9,741

2015

8,513

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 22, 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.