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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$293K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
85 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
95% 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

$262K

2014

$269K

2015

$293K

2016

Number of Claims

5,904

2014

6,111

2015

6,004

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 434

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

45

patients, 53% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

46

patients, 54% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

43

patients, 51% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

26

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

18

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

19

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 32% of all patients

VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 20% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 15% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 18% of all patients

VIREAD 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 22, 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.