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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$1.04M

2014

$907K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

18,236

2014

15,336

2015

12,040

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
FUROSEMIDE 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RENVELA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 April 26, 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.