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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$285K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
108 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
81% 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

$294K

2014

$355K

2015

$285K

2016

Number of Claims

7,863

2014

8,633

2015

8,190

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.

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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.

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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 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

44

patients, 41% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

39

patients, 36% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

40

patients, 37% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

37

patients, 34% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

23

patients, 21% of all patients

LACTULOSE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

36

patients, 33% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

29

patients, 27% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

27

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 31% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 24% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 24% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

20

patients, 19% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 32% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

17

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 31% of all patients

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 20% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 28% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 31% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 17% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 29% of all patients

CREON 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 12, 2010.
  • 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.