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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$464K

2014

$485K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

12,461

2014

12,345

2015

11,773

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
SIMVASTATIN 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 17, 2007.
  • 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.