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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$547K

2014

$623K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

8,882

2014

9,071

2015

8,319

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
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 5, 2014.
  • 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.