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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,749Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$487K

2014

$610K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

19,510

2014

20,526

2015

15,749

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.

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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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,283

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,069

prescriptions.

212

patients, 40% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

NABUMETONE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

COUMADIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 21, 2012.
  • 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.