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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$431K

2014

$433K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

9,096

2014

9,194

2015

9,746

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 766

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 20, 2014.
  • 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.