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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$653K

2014

$700K

2015

$754K

2016

Number of Claims

17,691

2014

17,071

2015

16,232

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,306

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,139

prescriptions.

175

patients, 36% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 892

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

135

patients, 28% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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. 1, 2009.
  • 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.