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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$533K

2014

$611K

2015

$651K

2016

Number of Claims

7,291

2014

8,617

2015

9,091

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 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

99

patients, 23% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

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LINZESS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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ALCOHOL PREP PADS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<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. 22, 2014.
  • 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.