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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$474K

2014

$469K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

8,435

2014

9,211

2015

10,179

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 751

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

119

patients, 40% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 694

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

99

patients, 33% of all patients

ATENOLOL 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

82

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

103

patients, 34% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

CELECOXIB 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

76

patients, 25% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 July 8, 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.