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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$2.7M

2014

$2.97M

2015

$2.81M

2016

Number of Claims

9,833

2014

9,056

2015

8,403

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
LOVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ACARBOSE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

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FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYUREA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TARCEVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 July 20, 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.