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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$791K

2014

$886K

2015

$873K

2016

Number of Claims

9,247

2014

9,479

2015

9,404

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

TWINRIX 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
BOOSTRIX TDAP 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 March 29, 2016.
  • 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.