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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$596K

2014

$525K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

13,494

2014

12,834

2015

12,185

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

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 Feb. 2, 2010.
  • 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.