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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,749Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$602K

2014

$655K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

10,868

2014

10,608

2015

9,749

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.

10

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 730

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

120

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
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. 27, 2014.
  • 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.