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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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

$461K

2014

$400K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

9,663

2014

9,080

2015

10,163

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
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

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. 23, 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.