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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$520K

2014

$708K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

4,339

2014

6,755

2015

8,613

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN R 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 8, 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.