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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.99M

2015

$1.98M

2016

Number of Claims

20,065

2014

17,867

2015

17,594

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
OMEPRAZOLE 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

SUBOXONE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

CRESTOR 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

AMITIZA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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ALCOHOL PREP PADS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROCTOZONE-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 6, 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.