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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$412K

2014

$412K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

7,099

2014

6,926

2015

6,344

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.