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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$672K

2014

$554K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

10,498

2014

8,437

2015

9,538

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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 April 25, 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.