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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$338K

2014

$398K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

8,690

2014

9,601

2015

10,999

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 14, 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.