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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

9,058

2014

10,413

2015

11,428

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

93

patients, 30% of all patients

VASCEPA 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

98

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 27% of all patients

VALSARTAN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

BENICAR 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

PROLIA 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

109

patients, 35% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

75

patients, 24% of all patients

DEXILANT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PATADAY 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVAZA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FORTEO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

A
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 Nov. 8, 2012.
  • 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.