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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$511K

2014

$551K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

11,736

2014

12,060

2015

11,507

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,453

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

212

patients, 54% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

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 Dec. 30, 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.