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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$413K

2014

$401K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

6,375

2014

5,848

2015

6,153

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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

110

patients, 38% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

125

patients, 43% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 358

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

126

patients, 43% of all patients

A
ATOVAQUONE-PROGUANIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

94

patients, 32% of all patients

10
FLUCONAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

84

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
MINOCYCLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

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 March 8, 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.