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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$830K

2014

$874K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

13,114

2014

12,876

2015

14,154

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 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 29, 2010.
  • 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.