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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$757K

2014

$692K

2015

$593K

2016

Number of Claims

12,361

2014

11,360

2015

10,695

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
FUROSEMIDE 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 20, 2017.
  • 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.