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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$264K

2014

$549K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

4,397

2014

7,180

2015

8,088

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 1, 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.