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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$649K

2014

$834K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

9,770

2014

10,958

2015

10,657

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 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MILRINONE IN 5% DEXTROSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 12, 2013.
  • 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.