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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

6,992

2014

6,466

2015

6,421

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
FUROSEMIDE 457

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 446

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

O
RENVELA 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

SENSIPAR 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 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. 20, 2009.
  • 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.