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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$712K

2014

$769K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

12,847

2014

13,291

2015

13,136

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 11, 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.