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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$551K

2014

$601K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

10,801

2014

12,965

2015

13,120

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 845

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 781

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 737

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

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RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 May 14, 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.