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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$497K

2014

$580K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

7,829

2014

8,858

2015

9,440

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 850

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

176

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 5, 2015.
  • 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.