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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$576K

2014

$552K

2015

$609K

2016

Number of Claims

9,953

2014

10,795

2015

12,616

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 20, 2013.
  • 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.