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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,928Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$555K

2014

$545K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

9,796

2014

9,710

2015

9,928

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 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 June 28, 2018.
  • 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.