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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$708K

2014

$719K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

10,410

2014

10,108

2015

10,231

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 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 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 April 4, 2012.
  • 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.