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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$384K

2014

$477K

2015

$708K

2016

Number of Claims

6,643

2014

6,022

2015

8,575

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

77

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

77

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

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 June 30, 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.