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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$975K

2014

$984K

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

17,184

2014

16,349

2015

16,032

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 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 Feb. 18, 2013.
  • 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.