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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$456K

2014

$500K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

9,788

2014

10,935

2015

13,554

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,052

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

161

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 865

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 849

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

143

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ACARBOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 4, 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.