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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$369K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$357K

2014

$362K

2015

$369K

2016

Number of Claims

6,569

2014

6,962

2015

7,441

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.

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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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.