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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$597K

2014

$537K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

9,963

2014

9,660

2015

9,957

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 733

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

161

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 March 22, 2013.
  • 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.