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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$172K

2014

$216K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

4,582

2014

5,391

2015

5,630

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 435

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 38% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

53

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

COUMADIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVEMIR 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOFINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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. 3, 2011.
  • 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.