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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$888K

2014

$960K

2015

$981K

2016

Number of Claims

8,655

2014

9,582

2015

10,248

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

120

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 15, 2014.
  • 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.