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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$424K

2014

$420K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

6,339

2014

7,367

2015

7,838

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 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

127

patients, 32% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

114

patients, 29% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

112

patients, 28% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.