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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$579K

2014

$557K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

8,444

2014

8,358

2015

8,115

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 672

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SULINDAC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

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 1, 2016.
  • 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.