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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$457K

2014

$480K

2015

$467K

2016

Number of Claims

9,378

2014

8,999

2015

8,859

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.

10

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 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 22, 2016.
  • 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.