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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$181K

2014

$504K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

3,808

2014

9,366

2015

9,030

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 July 31, 2013.
  • 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.