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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$583K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$515K

2014

$516K

2015

$583K

2016

Number of Claims

8,568

2014

7,658

2015

7,861

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 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 July 31, 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.