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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$580K

2014

$730K

2015

$706K

2016

Number of Claims

7,730

2014

8,464

2015

9,478

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

97

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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 5, 2011.
  • 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.