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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$252K

2014

$284K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

6,316

2014

7,228

2015

9,065

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
LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

153

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.