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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$952K

2014

$1M

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

13,011

2014

13,015

2015

7,881

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 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

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 Feb. 9, 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.