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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$906K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$891K

2014

$945K

2015

$906K

2016

Number of Claims

10,651

2014

11,398

2015

11,195

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 718

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

161

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

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 Jan. 31, 2018.
  • 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.