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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$396K

2014

$529K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

5,943

2014

6,442

2015

6,270

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

VASCEPA 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

VIREAD 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • 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.