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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$755K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$755K

2014

$740K

2015

$755K

2016

Number of Claims

13,475

2014

13,673

2015

13,381

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 696

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

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 Dec. 3, 2013.
  • 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.