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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$849K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$762K

2014

$955K

2015

$849K

2016

Number of Claims

15,026

2014

16,924

2015

15,074

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
OMEPRAZOLE 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

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 Nov. 27, 2007.
  • 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.