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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$616K

2014

$791K

2015

$919K

2016

Number of Claims

6,042

2014

6,919

2015

7,256

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
LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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 Feb. 13, 2012.
  • 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.