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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,203Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$420K

2014

$441K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

6,573

2014

6,620

2015

7,203

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 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 Dec. 19, 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.