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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$502K

2014

$493K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

9,811

2014

9,678

2015

9,594

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.

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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 956

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

137

patients, 33% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

ATENOLOL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

VIREAD 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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 March 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.