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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
984 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$762K

2014

$834K

2015

$815K

2016

Number of Claims

12,444

2014

14,265

2015

14,675

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 783

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 777

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 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 Sept. 18, 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.