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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$356K

2014

$410K

2015

$331K

2016

Number of Claims

9,089

2014

9,997

2015

9,154

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 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 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.