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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$248K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
15% 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

$305K

2014

$261K

2015

$248K

2016

Number of Claims

7,257

2014

6,643

2015

6,152

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% 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 April 19, 2013.
  • 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.