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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$648K

2014

$597K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

12,395

2014

10,502

2015

10,258

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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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 March 6, 2013.
  • 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.