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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$329K

2014

$719K

2015

$787K

2016

Number of Claims

5,505

2014

11,175

2015

10,848

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 699

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

150

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

117

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

117

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 May 12, 2016.
  • 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.