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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$566K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$192K

2014

$278K

2015

$566K

2016

Number of Claims

2,267

2014

12,666

2015

30,077

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
VITAMIN D2 2,604

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,539

prescriptions.

397

patients, 64% of all patients

10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 2,034

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,017

prescriptions.

242

patients, 39% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,005

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,941

prescriptions.

271

patients, 43% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,398

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,252

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,157

prescriptions.

179

patients, 29% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 909

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 850

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 814

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

VIAGRA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 30, 2016.
  • 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.