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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$811K

2014

$936K

2015

$877K

2016

Number of Claims

15,983

2014

17,689

2015

19,887

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.

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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.

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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 748

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

154

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 July 16, 2008.
  • 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.