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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$610K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$512K

2014

$534K

2015

$610K

2016

Number of Claims

10,046

2014

11,225

2015

12,888

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
SIMVASTATIN 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.