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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$788K

2014

$806K

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

11,386

2014

10,312

2015

9,403

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
LISINOPRIL 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

109

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PHENOBARBITAL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 10, 2013.
  • 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.