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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$578K

2014

$424K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

12,681

2014

8,856

2015

6,544

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
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

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. 6, 2011.
  • 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.