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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$380K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$306K

2014

$346K

2015

$380K

2016

Number of Claims

4,887

2014

5,018

2015

5,450

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% 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 June 8, 2017.
  • 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.