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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$185K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$171K

2014

$220K

2015

$185K

2016

Number of Claims

5,861

2014

7,480

2015

7,038

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
SIMVASTATIN 511

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

118

patients, 26% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 459

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

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 8, 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.