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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$582K

2014

$631K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

7,059

2014

7,547

2015

8,065

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 579

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

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 Jan. 25, 2017.
  • 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.