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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$464K

2014

$445K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

10,112

2014

10,007

2015

12,664

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 678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 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.