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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

14,439

2014

13,707

2015

13,389

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 1,062

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

313

patients, 42% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 948

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

259

patients, 35% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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 29, 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.