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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$414K

2014

$438K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

6,840

2014

6,982

2015

7,457

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
ZOSTAVAX 677

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

677

patients, 45% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 580

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

317

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% 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 May 17, 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.