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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$439K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$442K

2014

$412K

2015

$439K

2016

Number of Claims

8,674

2014

8,951

2015

9,230

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
OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

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. 7, 2016.
  • 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.