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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

14,257

2014

10,132

2015

9,328

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 791

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

244

patients, 40% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 9, 2009.
  • 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.