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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$561K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$677K

2014

$565K

2015

$561K

2016

Number of Claims

15,134

2014

11,930

2015

10,783

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

140

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

109

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VYTORIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

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 May 17, 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.