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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

8,579

2014

9,354

2015

9,029

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 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUMET 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% 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 Nov. 3, 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.