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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$277K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$222K

2014

$271K

2015

$277K

2016

Number of Claims

3,683

2014

3,930

2015

4,406

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% 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 March 15, 2011.
  • 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.