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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
155 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
100% 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

$592K

2014

$639K

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

10,857

2014

11,979

2015

11,781

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 711

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

77

patients, 50% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

69

patients, 45% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

51

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

51

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

43

patients, 28% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

31

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

35

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

43

patients, 28% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

38

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 23% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

32

patients, 21% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

34

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

ULORIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOVIAZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 12, 2012.
  • 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.