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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$312K

2014

$264K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

8,249

2014

7,710

2015

7,869

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
BENAZEPRIL HCL 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

72

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NABUMETONE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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.