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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
1% 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

$506K

2014

$533K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

7,082

2014

7,229

2015

7,924

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 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.