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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$341K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$419K

2014

$401K

2015

$341K

2016

Number of Claims

9,045

2014

8,844

2015

7,615

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
OXYCODONE HCL 591

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 30% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 551

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

76

patients, 39% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 5, 2007.
  • 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.