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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$375K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$349K

2014

$363K

2015

$375K

2016

Number of Claims

7,690

2014

7,474

2015

8,113

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 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 30, 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.