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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,905Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$470K

2014

$512K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

4,515

2014

4,610

2015

4,905

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.

P

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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 2, 2009.
  • 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.