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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$673K

2014

$659K

2015

$635K

2016

Number of Claims

8,679

2014

9,144

2015

10,020

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 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 9, 2015.
  • 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.