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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$525K

2014

$529K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

15,380

2014

16,248

2015

15,600

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.