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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$673K

2014

$529K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

12,260

2014

9,702

2015

8,108

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 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 11, 2016.
  • 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.