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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$620K

2014

$565K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

11,541

2014

11,056

2015

10,521

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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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.