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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$561K

2014

$608K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

11,836

2014

12,936

2015

12,534

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 667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Sept. 14, 2011.
  • 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.