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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$723K

2014

$675K

2015

$641K

2016

Number of Claims

11,662

2014

10,769

2015

10,755

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 693

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

132

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AZOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 April 9, 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.