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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$575K

2014

$557K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

8,694

2014

8,061

2015

7,864

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 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 March 8, 2011.
  • 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.