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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$694K

2014

$704K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

14,122

2014

13,425

2015

12,714

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
SIMVASTATIN 663

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

95

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

ATENOLOL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 18, 2015.
  • 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.