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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$306K

2014

$270K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

8,404

2014

8,669

2015

8,632

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 7, 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.