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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$598K

2014

$514K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

12,845

2014

11,958

2015

11,177

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
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 May 13, 2014.
  • 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.