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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$233K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$190K

2014

$198K

2015

$233K

2016

Number of Claims

3,647

2014

4,377

2015

4,732

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 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

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 May 10, 2018.
  • 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.