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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$477K

2014

$548K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

11,067

2014

10,451

2015

9,930

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FELODIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • 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.