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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$442K

2014

$387K

2015

$401K

2016

Number of Claims

11,097

2014

10,011

2015

9,537

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 13, 2016.
  • 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.