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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$388K

2014

$388K

2015

$379K

2016

Number of Claims

9,515

2014

9,097

2015

9,313

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.

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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 588

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

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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 27, 2015.
  • 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.