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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$373K

2014

$469K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

6,232

2014

7,793

2015

9,942

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 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

132

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% 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 Aug. 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.