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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$435K

2014

$628K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

9,437

2014

10,971

2015

11,664

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
SYNTHROID 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

52

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

64

patients, 32% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

76

patients, 38% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

60

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

56

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 30% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

55

patients, 27% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 26% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 28% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

NITROSTAT 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOFINE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

10
KLOR-CON M10 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

DULERA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

PROVENTIL HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ASMANEX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% 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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.