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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$532K

2014

$495K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

12,571

2014

11,621

2015

10,889

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
LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

129

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 Aug. 7, 2013.
  • 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.