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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
6% 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

$999K

2014

$971K

2015

$985K

2016

Number of Claims

11,676

2014

10,434

2015

9,612

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 1,185

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

331

patients, 56% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 797

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

199

patients, 34% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

HAVRIX 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 May 2, 2017.
  • 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.