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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$649K

2014

$837K

2015

$910K

2016

Number of Claims

7,391

2014

10,949

2015

10,775

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 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIBENZOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 17, 2010.
  • 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.