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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$420K

2014

$405K

2015

$419K

2016

Number of Claims

6,261

2014

6,528

2015

6,074

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 336

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 11, 2007.
  • 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.