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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$523K

2014

$481K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

10,657

2014

11,086

2015

12,496

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.

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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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

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AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 June 26, 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.