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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$546K

2014

$628K

2015

$694K

2016

Number of Claims

10,271

2014

11,169

2015

11,661

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 653

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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CAPTOPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 May 7, 2018.
  • 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.