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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$223K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
128 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$158K

2014

$162K

2015

$223K

2016

Number of Claims

2,961

2014

2,185

2015

3,107

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 212

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 78

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMULIN R 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
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. 23, 2008.
  • 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.