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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$635K

2014

$728K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

8,781

2014

8,744

2015

8,029

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 574

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 July 16, 2007.
  • 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.