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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$466K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$408K

2014

$452K

2015

$466K

2016

Number of Claims

7,416

2014

8,293

2015

8,657

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
OMEPRAZOLE 452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

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 March 6, 2014.
  • 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.