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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

2014

$132K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,173

2015

5,083

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 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

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 Oct. 15, 2015.
  • 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.