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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,956Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$369K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$882K

2014

$819K

2015

$369K

2016

Number of Claims

18,861

2014

18,517

2015

8,956

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 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 June 27, 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.