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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$969K

2014

$893K

2015

$731K

2016

Number of Claims

13,226

2014

12,630

2015

11,731

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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 July 6, 2010.
  • 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.