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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$525K

2014

$987K

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

3,740

2014

7,788

2015

9,120

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

192

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

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TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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.