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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$446K

2014

$449K

2015

$473K

2016

Number of Claims

7,904

2014

7,904

2015

8,080

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 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ETODOLAC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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. 24, 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.