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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$623K

2014

$736K

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

9,063

2014

9,991

2015

9,497

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 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

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 Sept. 28, 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.