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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$988K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$904K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$988K

2016

Number of Claims

18,867

2014

20,089

2015

20,034

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 987

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

105

patients, 33% of all patients

MELOXICAM 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

98

patients, 31% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

70

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

71

patients, 23% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

83

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

VESICARE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

NITROSTAT 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

NAPROXEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PATADAY 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER PM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 10
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

A
PROCTOSOL-HC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SELENIUM SULFIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 Nov. 8, 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.