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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$317K

2014

$421K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

5,618

2014

7,519

2015

9,283

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
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 29, 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.