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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$738K

2014

$659K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

10,670

2014

9,908

2015

9,214

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.

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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.

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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 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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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. 12, 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.