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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$445K

2014

$545K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

4,470

2014

5,844

2015

6,228

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 3, 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.