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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$590K

2014

$584K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

8,265

2014

8,563

2015

8,795

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 620

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

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 Sept. 9, 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.