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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$626K

2014

$711K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

10,055

2014

11,163

2015

10,903

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 8, 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.