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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$133K

2014

$329K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

2,613

2014

4,863

2015

6,860

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 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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. 27, 2014.
  • 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.