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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$603K

2014

$634K

2015

$676K

2016

Number of Claims

12,316

2014

13,124

2015

13,938

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 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AGGRENOX 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

K-TAB ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 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.