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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$849K

2014

$808K

2015

$856K

2016

Number of Claims

13,871

2014

13,010

2015

12,331

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 700

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

142

patients, 37% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

112

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ACARBOSE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
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 29, 2011.
  • 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.