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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$529K

2014

$588K

2015

$567K

2016

Number of Claims

8,538

2014

9,568

2015

9,425

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 887

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 31, 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.