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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$524K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$43.7K

2014

$330K

2015

$524K

2016

Number of Claims

829

2014

5,925

2015

7,003

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
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

104

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% 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 Aug. 27, 2014.
  • 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.