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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$278K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
69% 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

$382K

2014

$317K

2015

$278K

2016

Number of Claims

7,064

2014

6,905

2015

6,042

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
FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

33

patients, 20% of all patients

SYNTHROID 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 2, 2015.
  • 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.