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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$581K

2014

$621K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

8,329

2014

9,792

2015

10,698

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
LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 9, 2009.
  • 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.