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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$586K

2014

$723K

2015

$833K

2016

Number of Claims

6,405

2014

7,185

2015

7,406

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
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

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 Jan. 25, 2012.
  • 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.