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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$279K

2014

$392K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

5,849

2014

6,941

2015

8,080

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
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN N 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
FLUNISOLIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.