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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$727K

2014

$793K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

10,631

2014

10,512

2015

8,103

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 March 15, 2017.
  • 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.