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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$143K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
925 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$564K

2014

$196K

2015

$143K

2016

Number of Claims

10,000

2014

5,883

2015

5,043

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.

10

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

192

patients, 21% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

212

patients, 23% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.