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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$602K

2014

$633K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

11,466

2014

11,720

2015

12,075

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
ATENOLOL 628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 18, 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.