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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$498K

2014

$430K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

7,412

2014

7,262

2015

7,898

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

105

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 20, 2015.
  • 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.