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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$760K

2014

$839K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

10,258

2014

11,344

2015

10,861

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% 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 March 10, 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.