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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$705K

2014

$601K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

11,079

2014

11,087

2015

11,564

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 597

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 16, 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.