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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
16% 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

$610K

2014

$589K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

7,745

2014

6,981

2015

6,979

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

103

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

CRESTOR 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 2, 2016.
  • 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.