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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$779K

2014

$740K

2015

$812K

2016

Number of Claims

15,230

2014

14,449

2015

13,694

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 805

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

122

patients, 33% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

98

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

101

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

110

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ROZEREM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 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 Nov. 14, 2011.
  • 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.