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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$657K

2014

$613K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

12,274

2014

12,368

2015

12,192

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 March 15, 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.