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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,790Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.12M

2014

$750K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

10,515

2014

10,377

2015

8,790

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

119

patients, 35% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

100

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

103

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 May 3, 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.