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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.02M

2014

$813K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

18,780

2014

13,699

2015

13,133

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 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

157

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

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 Dec. 29, 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.