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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$403K

2014

$442K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

7,343

2014

7,653

2015

7,744

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.

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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 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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.