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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$390K

2014

$389K

2015

$456K

2016

Number of Claims

7,042

2014

7,171

2015

7,994

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 489

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 Dec. 29, 2010.
  • 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.