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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$814K

2014

$839K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

12,285

2014

12,117

2015

11,075

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

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. 10, 2014.
  • 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.