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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$270K

2014

$325K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

6,879

2014

7,492

2015

7,436

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 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

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 April 12, 2011.
  • 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.