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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$693K

2014

$717K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

11,534

2014

11,465

2015

11,745

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 1,035

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

174

patients, 44% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

101

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

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 Aug. 29, 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.