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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$573K

2014

$520K

2015

$584K

2016

Number of Claims

6,984

2014

7,368

2015

8,061

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 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPROL XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.