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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$848K

2014

$772K

2015

$866K

2016

Number of Claims

17,302

2014

16,816

2015

18,021

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 993

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
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 Jan. 5, 2010.
  • 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.