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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,816Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$3.28M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

9,033

2014

5,819

2015

8,816

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 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRUVADA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

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 March 17, 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.