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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$659K

2014

$632K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

9,930

2014

10,333

2015

9,607

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 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.