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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$418K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$380K

2014

$431K

2015

$418K

2016

Number of Claims

7,712

2014

8,323

2015

8,877

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 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 June 30, 2008.
  • 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.