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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$537K

2014

$746K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

9,228

2014

9,240

2015

9,950

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 970

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

176

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 14, 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.