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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$358K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$289K

2014

$323K

2015

$358K

2016

Number of Claims

6,971

2014

7,159

2015

8,308

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
SIMVASTATIN 559

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

K-TAB ER 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.