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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$383K

2014

$395K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

6,903

2014

7,562

2015

8,139

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 664

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

144

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 March 10, 2011.
  • 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.