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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$345K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$316K

2014

$355K

2015

$345K

2016

Number of Claims

5,975

2014

6,406

2015

6,530

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

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 Aug. 9, 2012.
  • 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.