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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$965K

2014

$916K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

16,908

2014

16,458

2015

17,729

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

169

patients, 24% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PROGESTERONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 8, 2015.
  • 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.