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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$619K

2014

$647K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

10,111

2014

10,259

2015

10,416

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
SIMVASTATIN 695

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

143

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

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. 11, 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.