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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
6% 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

$720K

2014

$762K

2015

$853K

2016

Number of Claims

7,779

2014

7,617

2015

7,691

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 555

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

144

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HAVRIX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 18, 2010.
  • 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.