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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$381K

2014

$416K

2015

$519K

2016

Number of Claims

8,562

2014

9,471

2015

11,722

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
LISINOPRIL 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 24, 2016.
  • 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.