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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

2014

$112K

2015

$372K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,304

2015

11,398

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 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

49

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
IMIPRAMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CALCIUM ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 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.