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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$541K

2014

$709K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

7,946

2014

8,919

2015

10,233

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
METFORMIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATROVENT HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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. 2, 2009.
  • 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.