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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$3.07M

2014

$2.27M

2015

$2.21M

2016

Number of Claims

13,316

2014

9,569

2015

6,982

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
LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

TRUVADA 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

NEVIRAPINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ISENTRESS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NORVIR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PREZCOBIX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PREZISTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
INTELENCE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ZOSTAVAX 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

EPZICOM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 13, 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.