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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$658K

2014

$707K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

13,697

2014

11,885

2015

9,772

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,161

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

295

patients, 44% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ONGLYZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 9, 2016.
  • 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.