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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$425K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$454K

2014

$493K

2015

$425K

2016

Number of Claims

7,046

2014

7,840

2015

6,172

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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

93

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 366

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

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 Oct. 19, 2017.
  • 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.