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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$593K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$897K

2016

Number of Claims

7,939

2014

13,334

2015

10,572

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.

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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.

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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 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

173

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Jan. 30, 2017.
  • 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.