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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$698K

2014

$752K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

11,705

2014

12,013

2015

12,214

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 654

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

174

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

161

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

146

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

134

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

LANTUS 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ACARBOSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 July 8, 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.