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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,188Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$307K

2014

$363K

2015

$368K

2016

Number of Claims

10,239

2014

11,137

2015

12,188

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
RANITIDINE HCL 738

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

169

patients, 34% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 675

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

158

patients, 32% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 644

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

126

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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 March 22, 2011.
  • 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.