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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$926K

2014

$808K

2015

$737K

2016

Number of Claims

14,835

2014

12,034

2015

10,791

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 564

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

187

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

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AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 21, 2014.
  • 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.