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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$844K

2014

$791K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

17,703

2014

16,539

2015

12,466

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 626

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

149

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 15, 2014.
  • 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.