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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$327K

2014

$381K

2015

$409K

2016

Number of Claims

7,211

2014

7,790

2015

9,123

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
LISINOPRIL 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 4, 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.