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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$610K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$454K

2014

$487K

2015

$610K

2016

Number of Claims

9,918

2014

9,635

2015

10,026

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.

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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 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 Feb. 19, 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.