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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$770K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$808K

2014

$779K

2015

$770K

2016

Number of Claims

12,266

2014

13,282

2015

13,461

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 1,166

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

256

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 759

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 18, 2007.
  • 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.