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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
81% 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

$326K

2014

$304K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

6,493

2014

6,416

2015

6,394

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 532

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

121

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 497

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.