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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$784K

2014

$835K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,869

2014

12,450

2015

11,115

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
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

55

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

LACTULOSE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 27% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUVIA 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

XIFAXAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 A
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

MEROPENEM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROCRIT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Oct. 22, 2015.
  • 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.