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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$429K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$246K

2014

$352K

2015

$429K

2016

Number of Claims

4,760

2014

6,019

2015

7,039

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
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% 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. 14, 2012.
  • 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.