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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,923Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$495K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$522K

2014

$547K

2015

$495K

2016

Number of Claims

11,284

2014

11,208

2015

10,923

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.

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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 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 Aug. 9, 2012.
  • 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.