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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$516K

2014

$576K

2015

$623K

2016

Number of Claims

10,932

2014

11,757

2015

11,599

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 746

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

272

patients, 35% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

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 July 17, 2017.
  • 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.