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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

8,053

2014

9,177

2015

10,396

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 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NORVIR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREZISTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRUVADA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATRIPLA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SELZENTRY 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ACARBOSE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 June 25, 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.