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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$423K

2014

$611K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

6,462

2014

8,911

2015

9,169

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 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

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 Sept. 11, 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.