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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$554K

2014

$586K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

13,068

2014

13,764

2015

13,256

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,042

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

141

patients, 42% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 901

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

111

patients, 33% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 730

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

91

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

81

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PATADAY 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

79

patients, 24% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL SWAB 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 8, 2007.
  • 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.