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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$755K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$720K

2014

$755K

2015

$755K

2016

Number of Claims

9,598

2014

9,436

2015

8,986

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

142

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

128

patients, 25% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 514

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 12, 2011.
  • 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.