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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$425K

2014

$456K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

10,670

2014

11,605

2015

10,267

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 841

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

104

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

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 Aug. 22, 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.