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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$884K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$886K

2014

$863K

2015

$884K

2016

Number of Claims

18,975

2014

18,286

2015

17,030

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 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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. 22, 2016.
  • 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.