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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$412K

2014

$402K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

10,112

2014

9,620

2015

9,703

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
LISINOPRIL 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 10, 2014.
  • 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.