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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
34% 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

$536K

2014

$459K

2015

$450K

2016

Number of Claims

10,119

2014

8,850

2015

8,782

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

81

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

ULORIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 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 June 4, 2008.
  • 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.