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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$377K

2014

$384K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

8,699

2014

9,436

2015

10,878

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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

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CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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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 14, 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.