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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
4% 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

$551K

2014

$568K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

7,137

2014

7,061

2015

7,122

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HAVRIX 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

173

patients, 26% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRANDOLAPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.