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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$843K

2014

$785K

2015

$771K

2016

Number of Claims

10,763

2014

10,382

2015

9,743

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.

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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 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

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 Oct. 10, 2012.
  • 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.