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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$425K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$298K

2014

$242K

2015

$425K

2016

Number of Claims

6,907

2014

4,406

2015

7,616

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 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% 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 April 6, 2015.
  • 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.