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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$419K

2014

$529K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

7,602

2014

8,980

2015

10,142

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 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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 May 24, 2011.
  • 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.