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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$732K

2014

$886K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

11,031

2014

11,115

2015

11,795

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.

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 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 18, 2012.
  • 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.