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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
238 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$408K

2014

$494K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

5,709

2014

5,738

2015

5,000

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 315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 37% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

73

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMIFLU 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.