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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$298K

2014

$304K

2015

$283K

2016

Number of Claims

6,604

2014

6,132

2015

5,702

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

82

patients, 37% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 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 17, 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.