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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$497K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$484K

2014

$500K

2015

$497K

2016

Number of Claims

9,491

2014

10,010

2015

10,586

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
LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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METHOCARBAMOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 14, 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.