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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$812K

2014

$850K

2015

$914K

2016

Number of Claims

8,834

2014

9,480

2015

10,352

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 8, 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.