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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

10,028

2014

9,490

2015

8,631

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
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 May 19, 2008.
  • 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.