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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$640K

2014

$697K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

9,171

2014

9,597

2015

9,033

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.

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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 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

73

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

61

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONIDINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 9, 2008.
  • 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.