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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$466K

2014

$487K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

7,938

2014

7,588

2015

8,927

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
LISINOPRIL 667

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

184

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 615

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 19, 2011.
  • 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.