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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$532K

2014

$447K

2015

$469K

2016

Number of Claims

10,081

2014

6,956

2015

7,020

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
LOVASTATIN 537

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

169

patients, 33% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

123

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% 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 19, 2017.
  • 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.