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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$232K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$269K

2014

$254K

2015

$232K

2016

Number of Claims

5,960

2014

5,534

2015

5,266

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
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% 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 Jan. 30, 2014.
  • 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.