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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$752K

2014

$745K

2015

$782K

2016

Number of Claims

10,289

2014

10,471

2015

10,213

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
OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 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.