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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$378K

2014

$381K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

5,800

2014

5,875

2015

6,641

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
LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUMET XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 22, 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.