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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$364K

2014

$402K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

4,940

2014

5,371

2015

5,565

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
LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% 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 May 25, 2011.
  • 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.