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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$370K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$345K

2014

$371K

2015

$370K

2016

Number of Claims

4,746

2014

6,049

2015

6,454

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
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

82

patients, 32% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

84

patients, 33% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 7, 2015.
  • 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.