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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$486K

2014

$677K

2015

$680K

2016

Number of Claims

7,589

2014

10,141

2015

9,715

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 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

159

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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. 7, 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.