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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$291K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,052 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$263K

2014

$316K

2015

$291K

2016

Number of Claims

6,715

2014

7,324

2015

7,707

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
CEFUROXIME 439

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

368

patients, 35% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 1, 2015.
  • 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.