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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$892K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

12,152

2014

13,203

2015

14,340

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 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREMARIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 May 1, 2015.
  • 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.