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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$586K

2014

$582K

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

11,323

2014

10,712

2015

11,096

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 645

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

111

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 Aug. 19, 2013.
  • 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.