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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$2.06M

2016

Number of Claims

7,514

2014

7,553

2015

7,627

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 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

NORVIR 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

TRUVADA 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

REYATAZ 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREZISTA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIUMEQ 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ISENTRESS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

EPZICOM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 30, 2014.
  • 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.