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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$335K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$345K

2014

$309K

2015

$335K

2016

Number of Claims

6,869

2014

6,963

2015

9,721

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 638

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

103

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
THIORIDAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NALTREXONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

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 9, 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.