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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$995K

2014

$919K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

15,879

2014

14,649

2015

10,395

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 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

237

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Aug. 18, 2015.
  • 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.