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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$740K

2014

$874K

2015

$976K

2016

Number of Claims

15,763

2014

20,463

2015

19,463

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,186

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

183

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 13, 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.