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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$889K

2014

$906K

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

6,878

2014

6,247

2015

7,513

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 389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

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 June 9, 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.