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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$512K

2014

$529K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

8,549

2014

8,725

2015

9,712

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
LISINOPRIL 603

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

194

patients, 26% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

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. 31, 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.