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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$719K

2014

$724K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

8,151

2014

8,113

2015

8,583

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 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Feb. 24, 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.