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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$120K

2014

$564K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

1,713

2014

10,442

2015

13,678

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,101

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

217

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

154

patients, 25% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 June 26, 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.