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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$355K

2014

$947K

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

5,766

2014

13,529

2015

18,725

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,144

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

148

patients, 38% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

102

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

VOLTAREN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
KAZANO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE 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 Nov. 21, 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.