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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$322K

2014

$299K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

13,868

2014

10,358

2015

8,883

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
METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

HUMULIN N 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

ETODOLAC 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ACARBOSE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

NABUMETONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOLAZONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MIDAZOLAM HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% 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. 28, 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.