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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$286K

2014

$374K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

4,184

2014

5,676

2015

9,279

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 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 March 25, 2013.
  • 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.