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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$322K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$378K

2014

$373K

2015

$322K

2016

Number of Claims

7,400

2014

7,456

2015

6,440

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
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.