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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$490K

2014

$798K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

9,530

2014

13,608

2015

8,585

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
OMEPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

VOLTAREN 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 2, 2011.
  • 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.