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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$181K

2014

$425K

2015

$537K

2016

Number of Claims

3,979

2014

9,721

2015

13,069

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.

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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.

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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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

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 Feb. 13, 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.