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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$421K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$424K

2015

$421K

2016

Number of Claims

12,695

2014

11,452

2015

10,633

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Dec. 26, 2017.
  • 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.