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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$472K

2014

$592K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

8,890

2014

10,654

2015

12,091

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
SIMVASTATIN 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 29, 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.