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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$744K

2014

$800K

2015

$877K

2016

Number of Claims

14,146

2014

16,002

2015

15,356

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

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 Jan. 11, 2017.
  • 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.