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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$203K

2014

$246K

2015

$254K

2016

Number of Claims

7,206

2014

7,105

2015

6,753

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% 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 17, 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.