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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$312K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$946K

2014

$849K

2015

$312K

2016

Number of Claims

18,931

2014

17,310

2015

6,125

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 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

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 July 9, 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.