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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$441K

2014

$570K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

7,773

2014

8,412

2015

9,200

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 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% 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.