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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$826K

2014

$802K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

12,396

2014

12,235

2015

12,032

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
SIMVASTATIN 975

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

195

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 13, 2016.
  • 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.