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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$2.17M

2014

$2.32M

2015

$2.56M

2016

Number of Claims

16,471

2014

16,888

2015

17,915

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

VASCEPA 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

DEXILANT 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

RANEXA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ULORIC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

WELCHOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HORIZANT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
JENTADUETO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIBENZOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.