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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$596K

2014

$581K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

13,717

2014

13,261

2015

12,518

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.

10

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 711

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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. 27, 2010.
  • 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.