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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$947K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

12,769

2014

11,690

2015

11,797

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
SIMVASTATIN 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

167

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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 Feb. 10, 2016.
  • 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.