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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$136K

2014

$320K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

2,932

2014

8,192

2015

13,128

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 747

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 27, 2016.
  • 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.