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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$783K

2014

$766K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

14,892

2014

14,304

2015

13,985

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZELASTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% 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 March 21, 2008.
  • 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.