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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$780K

2014

$735K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

11,825

2014

12,134

2015

11,772

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

172

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

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 June 14, 2018.
  • 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.