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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$516K

2014

$524K

2015

$544K

2016

Number of Claims

9,154

2014

9,064

2015

9,376

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
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 12, 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.