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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$908K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$775K

2014

$832K

2015

$908K

2016

Number of Claims

10,769

2014

11,281

2015

11,456

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VYTORIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QVAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 July 14, 2016.
  • 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.