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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$766K

2014

$724K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

17,412

2014

15,108

2015

9,813

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 17, 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.