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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$321K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$351K

2014

$310K

2015

$321K

2016

Number of Claims

7,226

2014

6,735

2015

6,940

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 505

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

159

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 478

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMULIN N 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HAVRIX 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
K-TAB ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QVAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% 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. 19, 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.