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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$549K

2014

$518K

2015

$410K

2016

Number of Claims

12,067

2014

12,240

2015

10,841

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 734

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

231

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 666

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

207

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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 19, 2012.
  • 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.