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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$222K

2014

$245K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

3,468

2014

3,750

2015

4,691

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
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 7, 2010.
  • 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.