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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$628K

2014

$649K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

14,236

2014

14,519

2015

14,015

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.

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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 1,416

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,360

prescriptions.

245

patients, 35% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 748

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 18, 2007.
  • 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.