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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$194K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$188K

2014

$192K

2015

$194K

2016

Number of Claims

8,127

2014

8,409

2015

7,986

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 677

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

82

patients, 38% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

59

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

50

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

54

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 23% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 5, 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.