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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$270K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$329K

2015

$270K

2016

Number of Claims

11,063

2014

7,042

2015

5,323

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
SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

148

patients, 43% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

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SYNTHROID 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

HUMULIN N 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NABUMETONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% 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 Sept. 26, 2016.
  • 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.