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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$599K

2014

$581K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

8,016

2014

7,592

2015

7,740

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 682

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

152

patients, 31% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 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 April 25, 2008.
  • 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.