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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$461K

2014

$983K

2015

$823K

2016

Number of Claims

5,328

2014

10,555

2015

9,525

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.

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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
LORAZEPAM 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 31, 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.