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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,082Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$469K

2014

$489K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

10,918

2014

11,128

2015

12,082

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.

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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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

ATENOLOL 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 25, 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.