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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

12,466

2014

11,663

2015

11,141

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 703

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HAVRIX 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 8, 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.