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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$201K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$251K

2014

$223K

2015

$201K

2016

Number of Claims

5,697

2014

5,521

2015

5,201

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
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 6, 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.