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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$103K

2014

$330K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

1,472

2014

5,349

2015

8,298

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% 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 Aug. 9, 2017.
  • 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.