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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$652K

2014

$614K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

14,984

2014

13,999

2015

13,838

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.

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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.

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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 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

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SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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BREO ELLIPTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON 8 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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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 April 8, 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.