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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$351K

2014

$406K

2015

$443K

2016

Number of Claims

7,920

2014

9,049

2015

8,778

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
FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

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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 Aug. 2, 2016.
  • 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.