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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$940K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,999

2014

13,266

2015

13,770

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 899

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 29, 2008.
  • 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.