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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$297K

2014

$390K

2015

$395K

2016

Number of Claims

3,913

2014

4,917

2015

5,093

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 385

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

SUBOXONE 307

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

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 Feb. 4, 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.