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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$96.1K

2014

$257K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

1,728

2014

4,557

2015

5,732

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
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
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 June 21, 2018.
  • 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.