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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$31.1K

2014

$177K

2015

$243K

2016

Number of Claims

1,035

2014

4,115

2015

4,920

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 414

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

76

patients, 37% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVEMIR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

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COUMADIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

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CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOFINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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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 May 29, 2014.
  • 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.