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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$553K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$140K

2014

$278K

2015

$553K

2016

Number of Claims

2,624

2014

3,647

2015

4,511

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
CARVEDILOL 517

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

RENVELA 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 11, 2011.
  • 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.