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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

5,125

2014

5,336

2015

5,504

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
SPIRIVA 579

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 504

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 467

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 335

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

A
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DALIRESP 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TUDORZA PRESSAIR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

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 Sept. 26, 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.