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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$322K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
18% 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

$377K

2014

$331K

2015

$322K

2016

Number of Claims

7,714

2014

6,984

2015

7,117

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

93

patients, 29% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 16, 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.