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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$841K

2014

$948K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

17,319

2014

18,454

2015

12,148

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
SIMVASTATIN 799

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

193

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 767

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Sept. 16, 2015.
  • 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.