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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$879K

2014

$950K

2015

$965K

2016

Number of Claims

18,761

2014

18,008

2015

18,357

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,040

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

183

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 903

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 18, 2011.
  • 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.