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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$789K

2014

$767K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

12,498

2014

12,166

2015

9,945

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
OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

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 Feb. 12, 2018.
  • 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.