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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$716K

2014

$795K

2015

$954K

2016

Number of Claims

11,373

2014

12,010

2015

12,867

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 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

ZETIA 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

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 Oct. 23, 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.