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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$502K

2014

$552K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

7,181

2014

7,161

2015

6,588

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
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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NABUMETONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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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 July 1, 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.