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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$530K

2014

$525K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

6,210

2014

6,297

2015

6,959

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
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

84

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

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 June 12, 2009.
  • 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.