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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$665K

2014

$717K

2015

$696K

2016

Number of Claims

9,801

2014

10,089

2015

10,489

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 618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

203

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 14, 2011.
  • 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.