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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$523K

2014

$473K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

7,554

2014

7,098

2015

8,128

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
FUROSEMIDE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

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 Jan. 30, 2017.
  • 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.