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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.02M

2014

$981K

2015

$984K

2016

Number of Claims

11,971

2014

10,803

2015

10,476

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 584

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HAVRIX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 8, 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.