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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$342K

2014

$551K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

3,917

2014

6,270

2015

8,127

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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 19, 2017.
  • 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.