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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
5% 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

$611K

2014

$603K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

7,280

2014

7,888

2015

7,704

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VYTORIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

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 Aug. 12, 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.