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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$936K

2016

Number of Claims

27,822

2014

16,619

2015

13,597

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 June 16, 2018.
  • 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.