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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,557Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$463K

2014

$477K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

7,901

2014

7,325

2015

6,557

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

86

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

78

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% 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 May 20, 2013.
  • 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.