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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$457K

2014

$468K

2015

$456K

2016

Number of Claims

7,431

2014

7,177

2015

6,997

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 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

102

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

99

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

88

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

82

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 Sept. 19, 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.