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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$303K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$234K

2014

$278K

2015

$303K

2016

Number of Claims

11,088

2014

11,656

2015

11,738

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
SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

122

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VIAGRA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CAPTOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 6, 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.