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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$589K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$635K

2014

$637K

2015

$589K

2016

Number of Claims

10,994

2014

11,203

2015

10,127

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 28, 2017.
  • 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.